Marriott Offers Free High-Speed Internet

Marriott International, Inc. announced today that it now offers free
high-speed internet access in the guest rooms of its Residence Inn,
TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites brands—a total of 600 hotels
throughout North America.

Last September, the Courtyard brand began offering free high-speed
internet access at more than 500 hotels. Fairfield Inn expects to provide
free high-speed internet access at approximately 500 hotels by the end of
2004. In total, more than 1,700 select service and extended stay Marriott
properties will offer free in-room high-speed internet access by the end
of this year.

The Marriott and Renaissance brands continue to offer the popular “Wired-
for-Business(R)” package, which combines unlimited local and long-distance
phone calls within the U.S. and in-room high-speed internet access for
$9.95 per day ($12.95 at some New York City locations).

* Residence Inn by Marriott—An upscale, all-suite extended-stay brand,
Residence Inn offers more space than typical hotel rooms, including fully
equipped kitchens, free hot breakfast and evening social hour. *
TownePlace Suites by Marriott—Marriott`s mid-price extended-stay brand,
TownePlace Suites provide all the comforts and conveniences of home at an
exceptional value. * SpringHill Suites by Marriott—A moderately priced
all-suite brand, SpringHill Suites offers up to 25 percent more space than
traditional hotel rooms and a complimentary continental breakfast.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a leading worldwide hospitality company
with over 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 68 other
countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises
hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance,
Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill
Suites and Ramada International brand names; develops and operates
vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International,
Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club brands;
operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate
housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference
centers. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., has
approximately 128,000 employees, and was ranked as the lodging industry`s
most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE(R).
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